This past Saturday night, Ecuador faced a 7.8 magnitude earthquake. The death toll is at 350 and rising, and many are now homeless, displaced, or frantically searching for loved ones buried. See some of the devastation.
As you may know, I travel to Ecuador a couple times a year to train pastors and church leaders with Leadership Resources. Several of the churches we know and love are reeling.
Please join me in prayer for the beautiful country of Ecuador, specifically for rescue/rebuilding efforts, that suffering would be consoled, the church would be mobilized and built, and God would be glorified.
The photo on the right is of a road that I’ve traveled several times…and would have been on in a couple of weeks (but we canceled our trip).
Best of New and Free Resources
- Free ebook (Kindle, ePub, or PDF): What is Biblical Theology? By James Hamilton (with a short survey)
- New release: The Vine Project: Shaping Your Ministry Culture Around Disciple-making by Colin Marshall and Tony Payne. Think of this as a sequel to the bestselling The Trellis and the Vine. I’m working on a review of this book and will share it soon.
- New Release: Calling on the Name of the Lord: A Biblical Theology of Prayer by Gary Millar.
Bible & Theology
10 Practical Tips for Memorizing Scripture—A post I shared on Unlocking the Bible
Nabeel Qureshi—Answering Jihad: A Better Way Forward
Christian Living & Prayer
Are You Seeking the Glory of God or the Glory of Man? An article to diagnose your life by Sarah Walton.
What Should We Pray for? A List of New Testament Prayers by John Piper. Print this out, study it, and pray. Also check out A Complete List of Paul’s Prayers in the Bible or Paul’s Prayer Requests.
The Marriage Vows Exist for Sin by Jared Wilson
6 Reasons North Carolina Got it Right by Frank Turek
NC’s Lt. Governor called executive of company protesting “bathroom bill” to see if he had read bill. He hadn’t.
How to Engage on Social Media like a Christian by Aaron Armstrong
How to Talk to Your Kids about Gender by Mark Spansel
College Kids Say the Darndest Things: On Identity.
This video tragically shows that many in our culture don’t stand on truth, and thus will fall for anything—including not being able to tell a 5’9 white guy he’s not a 6’5 asian woman.
Good Conferences are Great, the Church is Essential by Kevin DeYoung. Good for my soul after a great week at T4G.
The Church’s Next 10,000 Years by Dan Darling
Meaningless Marketing Terms We All Fall for by Barnabas Piper.
Yeah on second thought, maybe it’s not a good idea to let the internet name your boat. “Boaty McBoatface” wins UK poll for name of $280M research vessel